Last week, I was invited to attend the second anniversary party for the Vivienne Westwood boutique in the Moana Surfrider Hotel. I never turn down an invitation to a party, and surely not one where I can feast on fashion in one of my favorite Waikiki hotels. If you are in the 96815, I suggest making a stop at Vivienne Westwood. The clothes and accessories are both thought provoking and beautiful. In Westwood's utopia, politics, history, ethics and nature harmoniously influence the Spring-Summer 2015 collection. My favorites had to be the dramatic botanical print pieces reminiscent of Hawaii's indigenous vibrant flora. I can picture myself sauntering down Kalakaua Ave in one of the bold print skirts paired with my favorite basic on my way to Bill's for their afternoon Happy Hour - which starts at 2pm and is fabulous, by the way. For now, I'll study the look books over coffee and narrow down which statement Vivienne Westwood piece I may have to make mine. My closet is by no means filled with only designer name clothes, so when I make this kind of investment I'll be following the Westwood philosophy - "buy less, choose well, make it last."
The 96815 Tip - Make a purchase that makes a difference! The Vivienne Westwood limited edition Hawaii exclusive eco totes are made in partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative. Through this program, impoverished, mostly female artisans from Haiti and Africa are provided with gainful employment, knowledge and skills to produce high quality fashion products for top designers. Eco Tote-$110
Vivienne Westwood Waikiki, Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm, 2365 Kalakaua Avenue, the 96815.